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Utah sales tax on food could more than double

Published November 14, 2012

Utah sales tax on food could more than double by Robert Gehrke The Salt Lake Tribune Published Nov 14, 2012 03:45PM MDT Utah lawmakers are once again considering doubling the state sales tax on food, reversing a cut enacted five years ago. In its place, Sen. John Valentine, R-Orem, is proposing targeted relief for low-income Utahns, through a refundable credit to help defray the cost of groceries for Utah’s poor and a refundable income tax credit for Utah’s low-income workers. In 2006 and 2007, Utah’s sales tax on food was cut from 4.75 percent to 1.75 percent, a major initiative backed by then-Gov. Jon Huntsman.... Copyright 2012 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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